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lonnie liston story



“Every month should be Black History Month,” says legendary musician Lonnie Liston Smith. “We’ve done and given so much creatively--blues, gospel, jazz, hip hop. This is the original music that America has to offer the world, and it basically came from us.” True, ears and feet don’t differentiate their instinctive response to dope music based on a calendar’s dictate. An iconic riff, melody or beat--whatever the genre--could care less what month it is, and is a gift whenever it’s birthed into the world.

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